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Denise Guerin Awarded Inaugural IFI Fellowship

The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) was founded in 1963 as the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects and Designers. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding, IFI established the IFI Fellowship to acknowledge exemplary international achievement within the interior architecture and design profession. Thirteen interior designers from around the world were honored with the inaugural award, including Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Interior Design Denise Guerin, who retired from the University of Minnesota this spring after serving 24 years on the faculty. Guerin is noted researcher in the interior design field whose honors include an IIDA Northland Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award (2010), an American Society of Interior Designers Educator of Distinction Award (2007), the Louis Tregue/NCIDQ…

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ASLA-MN Honor and Merit Award Recipients Announced

Each year the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) invites accredited Landscape Architecture programs to nominate graduating students for the ASLA Honor and Merit Awards. Eligible candidates must have maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA, must demonstrate the highest level of academic scholarship, and must exhibit willingness to work with others, self-motivation, and responsibility. Pictured from left to right: Michael Richardson, Erin Garnaas-Holmes, Michael Schiebe and Amber Hill  This year’s jury for the ASLA-MN Student Awards selected Amber Hill and Erin Garnaas-Holmes to be the recipients of the 2014 ASLA Honor Awards, and Michael Richardson and Michael Schiebe to be the recipients of the 2014 ASLA Merit Awards. They will be presented at the Minnesota Chapter at the ASLA-MN Awards Banquet…

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Lucy Dunne Receives NASA's Silver Achievement Medal

Associate professor Lucy Dunne (Apparel Design) will receive NASA's Silver Achievement Medal during a ceremony at NASA's Johnson Space Center on April 21, 2014.This prestigious NASA Silver Achievement Medal is awarded to Government and non-Government individuals or teams by NASA Center Directors for a stellar achievement that supports one or more of NASA's Core Values, when it is deemed to be extraordinarily important and appropriate to recognize such achievement in a timely and personalized manner. Dunne helped develop the NASA Wearable Technology Clutser, which brings together NASA scientists and engineers on the one side, and university students and professors on the other from the University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. Since 2012, she has offered a course each…

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Nominate a Designer for the $2,000 Margot Siegel Design Award

The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) is now accepting nominations for the second annual Margot Siegel Design Award. The Siegel Design Award honors designers who demonstrate design excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. The recipient of the Siegel Design Award will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Twin Cities to present a public lecture and accept a $2,000 award. Nominations for the 2014 awards will be accepted by email through February 28, 2014. Eligibility and Guidelines:Nominations for the 2014 awards will be accepted by email (gmd@umn.edu) through February 28, 2014. The Siegel Design Award is given for a body of completed work, not for a specific project.Individuals from any design field are eligible. Nominees must have been…

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St. Paul Urban Oasis Claims $1 Million Prize

An "urban oasis" that aims to connect food, nature, and culture will receive $1 million for implementation, the Saint Paul Foundation announced Monday. The project envisions a one-of-a-kind food hub that will make Saint Paul a national destination and model for local food systems done right. It will, "revolutionize the local food system in Minnesota by developing the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (and its dilapidated building) near downtown Saint Paul," explained student Ally Czechowicz (MLA '13), a founding collaborator who helped develop the brand, graphic communication, and social media for the project. "We are thrilled, humbled and so grateful to everyone who supported us during these last few months, and especially during this final voting session."The oasis received the most…

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2013 AIA-MN Awards: Cuningham Group & Architectural Alliance

2013 AIA Minnesota Firm AwardThe American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA-MN) recognized Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. with its 2013 Firm Award. Given biennially, this prestigious award recognizes firms that have contributed to the advancement of the profession in the areas of technology, service, and design. "Our goal is to always work side-by-side with our clients and to discover the best creative solutions for their opportunities and challenges together," said John Cuningham (B.Arch '62), Cuningham Group Founder, when summarizing the history and focus of the firm. Cuningham Group is headquartered in the Saint Anthony Main building in Minneapolis, with locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Biloxi, Denver, San Diego, Phoenix, Seoul, and Beijing. Current regional projects include: a new high school…

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AIA-MN Selects Alumni for 2013 Young Architect Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota’s Committee on Design selected four College of Design alumni to receive the 2013 Young Architects Award. This award is given to architects who are AIA Minnesota members, have been licensed for less than 10 years, and have shown exceptional leadership in service to the profession, the community, design, planning, and education. They will be recognized at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Celebration on Friday, December 6, 2013, at McNamara Alumni Center.Eric Amel (M.Arch ’05) is an architect with Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. and is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science…

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AIAS-MN Freedom by Design Honored For Impacting Lives With Design

The University of Minnesota American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Freedom by Design program received the very first 2013 AIAS National Freedom by Design Honor Award. AIAS is a student led community service program at the U whose aim is to positively impact the lives of people in their community through modest design and construction solutions.The Freedom by Design Honor Award recognizes chapters that make efforts to achieve the mission of AIAS to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; show an exemplary level of engagement from students with the client, architect, contractor and community; and have a clear understanding of the practical impact of architecture and design. The Freedom by Design Honor Award is the highest award bestowed upon…

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Ignacio San Martin Receives Community-Engaged Scholar Award

Professor Ignacio San Martin (Architecture) received the University of Minnesota President’s Community-Engaged Scholar Award for his work leading urban design projects in the Twin Cities area. San Martin is the Director of the Metropolitan Design Center and Dayton Hudson Chair of Urban Design. This is the first year the award has been granted and nominations were solicited from throughout the University system. An award ceremony and luncheon were held at McNamara Center on April 19th to acknowledge his accomplishment.More stories from the College of Design:ASLA-MN’s Top Award Goes to Duwamish StudioDesign Abroad: A Semester in Istanbul, Turkey Roald Gundersen (B.Arch, BED ’89) Receives Margot Siegel Design Award…

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